The month of October has been exceptional for Leicester City, amassing a total of 18 points out of a possible 18. Extending their winning streak in the Championship to an incredible nine games, resulting in an already monstrous gap between the Foxes and the playoff places of 13 points.
There have been so many outstanding players in the month of October and City’s result reflects that. However, there was one individual that stood out amongst the rest, a player who is at the heart of nearly every great thing LCFC do on the pitch. That man is unsurprisingly, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.
It was expected that Dewsbury-Hall would be in the running for the leagues player of the season at the start of this years campaign. But up until the September international break, City’s No.22 had been inconsistent with his end product and with his overall creative contribution. That period during the break was clearly time well spent with Enzo Maresca. Since that particular break, the academy graduate has accumulated six goal contributions in the six wins, in the form of three goals and three assists.
This now puts him at the top of the division in this category. An exceptional feat for a player playing the “8” position – albeit not a traditional one -. He is truly embracing this role as the main connector between the forwards and the midfield. While simultaneously picking up positions on the pitch consistently where he can use his greatest asset, his ball carrying ability. It will be very intriguing to see whether “KDH” can continue this exceptional run of form because if he manages too it will make City extremely difficult to contain let alone beat.
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Two players that I think you could make a more than credible argument for as October’s player of the month are Harry Winks and Jannick Vestergaard. Both players have been at the centre of how Maresca wants his side to play especially while in possession, however, none have had the match-winning effect that Dewsbury-Hall has had in recent times.